Game Controllers

Google Stadia Controller wireless function only works with Chromecast Ultra

Google Stadia Controller wireless function only works with Chromecast Ultra

You might be excited over Google's promise of PC gaming anywhere on any device, in which case you might be pretty excited for Stadia's launch on November 19. Maybe you've even invested in a Founder's Edition bundle to get the best TV gaming experience. If you were, however, hoping to experience Stadia from your Pixel phone or Pixel Chromebook, there is one caveat you might have to keep in mind: you will need a USB cable to use that Stadia Controller on those devices.

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Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Apple just revealed an Xbox One wireless controller in their online Apple Store - but why? Because just so long as you've got the latest version of iOS, iPad OS, or Apple TV, you can play games wirelessly with the Xbox One controller. This comes just after the launch of Apple Arcade, the brand's first game subscription service for multiple platforms.

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PlayStation 5’s controller is in for some big changes

PlayStation 5’s controller is in for some big changes

Slowly but surely, Sony is beginning to release more details about its next console, which was confirmed as the PlayStation 5 today. While lead architect Mark Cerny hasn't been super specific about the console and we still haven't seen it in the flesh yet, we learned some exciting things about Sony's next-generation console today. Some of those things, interestingly enough, have nothing to do with the console itself, but rather with its controller.

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8BitDo M30 2.4G Genesis Mini controller is wireless and has six buttons

8BitDo M30 2.4G Genesis Mini controller is wireless and has six buttons

Gaming accessories company 8BitDo is back with another third-party gaming controller that offers consumers features they can't get from a console's official controller. This time around, 8BitDo is targeting the new Sega Genesis Mini, the retro-style modern console offering access to some of the most beloved games that were launched for the original model. The new controller is wireless and includes six buttons.

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Fortnite Special Edition Controller for Xbox One now available

Fortnite Special Edition Controller for Xbox One now available

Remember the special Fortnite Xbox One console edition Microsoft introduced earlier this summer? The bundle included a purple console alongside a dark purple wireless controller, both styled after the game's iconic Storm. If you didn't pick up one of those bundles because you already own a console, Microsoft has some good news for you: the controller is now available to purchase a standalone item.

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Nintendo Switch SNES controller is now available for an exclusive group

Nintendo Switch SNES controller is now available for an exclusive group

One of the things that has made the Nintendo Switch popular, aside from its portability and selection of games, is the Joy-con controller. But while it is a defining factor of the Switch, the Nintendo console can still connect to various Bluetooth controllers, especially those designed to look like gamepads from yesteryears. Following last year's NES gamepad, Nintendo is launching a wireless SNES gamepad for the Switch but it comes with a very important catch for interested buyers.

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NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro is a console and fighting stick in one

NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro is a console and fighting stick in one

The retro mini console hype seems to have died down a bit now that almost all console makers old and new have put out their throwback consoles. SNK, however, seems to still have a few tricks up its sleeve. It has just announced a new console that gives a nod to a niche fighting stick market that's still thriving today. The NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro, however, is no mere arcade stick controller as it is its own standalone console as well.

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Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Those who have been playing PlayStation for years are familiar with the face buttons on the DualShock controller. There's square, circle, triangle, and then what? Is it "cross" or is it "X?" We're guessing that both camps have their share of adherents, but now Sony has finally put an end to the debate.

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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con patent shows odd bending design

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con patent shows odd bending design

Nintendo's launch of the simplified Switch Lite may worry fans that the gaming giant may have run out of ideas for its revolutionary Joy-Con controller. That couldn't be further from the truth, with Nintendo teasing a new Joy-Con accessory this week. But more than that, it also still has a few ideas up its sleeve to spruce up the controllers, including a hinge that could allow part of the sticks to bend backward for a supposedly more ergonomic playing style.

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Nintendo Switch has an odd Joy-con motion controller coming next week

Nintendo Switch has an odd Joy-con motion controller coming next week

After that flood of tech announcements coming from Berlin, some might want to take a step back and relax on a comfy chair to catch their breath. Not so fast, says Nintendo. It's actually time to get up and moving to get that blood flowing for real. The company is no stranger to fitness games and definitely familiar with some odd accessories that come with it. It may have, however, just taken oddness to a new level in its teaser for a "new experience" coming to the Nintendo Switch in a week's time.

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Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Four new PS4 DualShock 4 controllers revealed with rose gold headset

Those who have a PlayStation 4 know that Sony really likes its DualShock 4 variants. Today the company is announcing four more that will release this fall, which brings the total number of DualShock 4 variants released since the PS4's launch up to more than 25. In addition to these controllers, Sony is also gearing up to launch a new headset.

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Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

Nintendo Switch SNES controller tips imminent retro game flood

It looks like Nintendo is planning to release a Super NES controller for the Nintendo Switch. The device recently made a pass through the Federal Communications Commission, and though the listing doesn't really tell us much on its own, it's the implication of an SNES controller for the Switch that has people excited. After all, a SNES controller must mean that SNES games are on the way, right?

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